There is no First Sunday in Ordinary Time; Ordinary Time begins on a weekday after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Readings for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time focus on the call of God and our response. In many years, as in 2012, this Sunday is the day before Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Music planning and the general intercessions might take this secular observance into account.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19. Awareness of God's presence calls for a response. Sometimes, it seems, we respond, but we're not quite sure who we're answering. That's when we need some guidance.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (39) 40
The chosen verses are taken from the first half of this psalm—a thanksgiving hymn by an individual asking for delivery from trouble.

Aquí Estoy, Señor (Castillo)  FYC 203
Aquí Estoy, Señor (Rubi)  FYC 204
Here Am I, Lord (Alstott)   BB
Here Am I, Lord (Guimont)   RS 920/GC2 920/LPMG 65
Here Am I, Lord (Hunstiger)   SS
Here Am I, Lord (Kasbohm)   PMB 646/PRM B72/WS
Here Am I, Lord (Kreutz)  PSC 46    
Here Am I Lord/Aqui Estoy, Señor (Krisman)   SS      
Here Am I, Lord (Proulx/Gelineau)  WOR 869/RS 75/LPGG 873
Here Am I, Lord (Schiavone)   JS 952/LP 96
Here Am I, O God (Haugen)  PCY2 18
Here I Am   PSL B-99/SS
Here I Am, Lord (Cooney)  GP 204/RS 74/GC 49/GC2 35/JS 41/MI-BB
Here I Am, Lord (Dean/Murray)  CBW 116
Here I Am, O God (Warner)   PMB 149/WC 405/WS

Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (121) 122
A song of ascent or a "Zion hymn" to be sung on pilgrimage as people approach Jerusalem and the Temple.

Let Us Go Rejoicing to the House of the Lord

1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20. Responding to claims that members of the Corinthian community are indulging in sexual excess and in practices contrary to the Torah, Paul offers a theology of the body as a basis for his suggested rules of behavior: The body is for the Lord; you are members of Christ.

John 1:35-42. The call of the first disciples appears to be a simple, offhanded invitation. Sometimes such invitations and opportunities are really the voice of God, inviting us gently to discipleship.

Songs for the Liturgy

Amen Siakudumisa (E)   RS 698/GC 536
Anthem (1,G)  GP 578/MI‑BB/GC 690/JS 761
Be Not Afraid (G)  GP 602/CBW 481/LMGM 123/MI‑BB/RS 734/GC 608/GC2 596/PMB 446/WC 852/JS 706/WS/SS
Because the Lord Is My Shepherd (G)  JS 725/MI‑BB/GP 627  
Behold the Lamb (G)  JS 809/MI‑BB/GC 823/GC2 824/GP 524
*Behold the Lamb of God (G)   PSL B-100/SS
By Name I Have Called You (1,G)  GP 582
Christ Is the King (G)  WOR 500/CBW 387/RS 630/JS 848/MI-BB/SS
Christ, You Are the Fullness, v 3 (2)  CBW 431
Come and Follow Me (G)   GC2 677
Come and Journey with a Savior (G)   GC2 686
Disciple's Song (G)  CBW 505
Forth in the Peace of Christ (G)  WOR 627/CBW 514
God It Was (1,Ps,G)  GC 701/RS 818
God of Abraham (1)   GC 391/GP 450
*Here I Am, God -- Howard (1,Ps,G) WC 797/WS
*Here I Am, Lord -- Schutte (1,Ps,G)  JS 832/GP 542/LMGM 283/WC 804/MI‑BB/RS 802/GC 686/GC2 671/CBW 520/PMB 406/WS/SS
*Here I Am, Lord – Ward (1,Ps,G)   PMB 403/WC 785/WS
How Shall They Hear the Word of God (1,Ps)  WOR 629
Hush, Hush, Somebody's Callin' Mah Name (1,G)  LMGM 262
I Have Loved You (1,G)  GC 504/GC2 504/RS 641/GP 710/JS 649/MI-BB
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (1,G)  WOR 607/LMGM 41, 160/MI‑BB/RS 768/GC 646/GC2 622/WC 866/JS 729/GP 633/PMB 452/WS/SS
I Say, "Yes," Lord/Digo, "Sí," Señor (Ps)  RS 722/GC 597/GC2 581/WS
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (G)  WOR 510/RS 651/GC 507/GC2 513/PMB 404/WC 795/WS/MI-BB/SS
I Will Choose Christ (1,G)  GP 459/JS 775/GC2 683/MI-BB
Journeysong (G)  GP 581/JS 759
*Let All the Earth (E)   IH 36/PSL B-98/SS
Lord Jesus, We Must Know You (G)  CBW 517
Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (Ps,G)    GP 663
Lord, When You Came/Pescador de Hombres (G)  MI‑BB/LMGM 116/RS 817/GC 696/GC2 678/WC 790/JS 763/GP 580/WS/SS
Now Let Us from This Table Rise (1,Ps)  WOR 625/CBW 521/WC 938/PMB 472
One Bread, One Body (2)  GP 499/LMGM 139/MI‑BB/RS 915/GC 830/GC2 813/WC 661/JS 820/WS
Open Wide the Doors to Christ (G)   PMB 356/WC 740/WS
*Ps 66: Let All the Earth (E)
Servant Song -- McGargill (G)  MI‑BB/JS 837/GP 550
Show Us the Path of Life (1,Ps,G)  GC 645
*Sing Hey (Yes) for the Carpenter (G)  GC 692/GC2 697
Song of the Body of Christ (2)   GC 847/GC2 807/RS 924/WC 641/WS/MI-BB
Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (G)  WOR 410/CBW 348/BB/RS 529/GC 376/GC2 383/WC 519/JS 368/PMB 224/WS/SS
*Speak, Lord (1)  MI‑BB
Speak Now, O Lord (1)  WS
Take, O Take Me as I Am (1,G)   GC2 692/SS
The Church's One Foundation (2)  CBW 526/GP 573/MI‑BB/WC 764/GC 661/JS 779/PMB 385/WS/SS
The Lord Jesus Christ (G)  CBW 387
The Summons (G)  RS 811/GC 700/GC2 687/WC 805/WS/MI-BB/SS
This Alone (G)  GP 621/MI‑BB/JS 689
Those Who Love and Those Who Labor (G)  WOR 632/RS 805/JS 758
We, the Body of Christ, v 1 (G)  GP 517
Who Calls You by Name (1,G)   GC2 794/SS
You Call to Us, Lord Jesus (G)   SS
You Have Called Us (1,2,G)   JS 540/MI-BB


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation


Publisher & edition  #

Agnus Dei (SATB) Morely, Thomas Kjos (KJO 21) G
Amazing Grace (SATB)
Amazing Grace (SATB)
GIA 6384
Selah 420-733
1. PS, G
Be Thou My Vision, SLANE (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Young, Gordon McAfee Music (M1132) 2
Behold the Lamb of God (SA, Organ/Keyboard) Bouman, Paul Concordia (98-1088 G
Behold the Lamb of God (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Willan, Healey Concordia (98-1509) G
Behold the Lamb of God from “Messiah” (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Handel, Georg Frederic Various G
Behold, the Temple of God (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Harris, William GIA (G-1480) 2
Blest Are They Bouman Selah G
God in Your Goodness (SATB) Hopson Selah 420-267 1, PS, G
He Comes to Us as One Unknown (SATB, Organ) Ferguson, John Augsburg (AFP 0800656008) 1
Here I Am, Lord (SATB or Unison) Routley, Erik Carl Fischer 1
Here I Am, Lord (SATB, Piano) Schutte, Dan/Young, Ovid Augsburg (AFP 0800656059) 1
I Believe This Is Jesus (SATB) Moore, Undine Smith/Jennings, Kenneth Augsburg (AFP 0800645286) G
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (SATB/flute)
Concordia 982619
I Waited for the Lord, Lobegesang (SATB) Mendelssohn, Felix Kjos (KJO 5990) PS
I Waited Patiently for the Lord (2-part Treble)   Mercury (352.00344) PS
Lamb of God (SATB) Christiansen, F. Melius Augsburg (AFP 0800652592) also in “The Augsburg Choirbook” (AFP 0800656784) G
Lamb of God, I Look to Thee (Unison, Keyboard) Bengson, W. H. W. Gray G
Let All the Earth Worship You (SATB, Organ) Kreutz, Robert GIA (G-2165) E
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways (SATB) Byrd, Wm./Lovelace, Austin Concordia (98-2935) 1
Lord, Speak to Me Richard SMP G
Make a Joyful Noise (SATB, Organ, keyboard) Fetler, Paul Augsburg (1476) E
Make a Joyful Noise Unto God (SATB, Tenor solo, keyboard) Beethoven, Ludwig/Pattinson, John Carl Fischer (CM 146) E
None Other Lamb Stover E. C. Schirmer G
O Be Joyful (2-part mixed, keyboard, Latin/English) Rogers, Benjamin/White, J. Perry Augsburg (11-0667) E
O Be Joyful in God (SATB, Organ) Sing Forth (SATB, Organ, keyboard) Milner, Arthur Meuller, Carl F. Novello (1426) Carl Fischer (6876) E
O Christ, Who Called the Twelve (SATB) Carlson, J. B. Concordia (98-3591) G
One Faith, One Hope, One Lord (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Courtney, Craig Sacred Music Press (S-462) G
Prayer of the Venerable Bede (SATB/solo) Proulx GIA G-2539 G
Psalm 40 (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Adler, Samuel Oxford (94.209) PS
Reflections on Amazing Grace (SSATBB/solo) Ames GIA G-5926 G
Temples of God (2-part, Organ) Nelson, Ronald Augsburg (AFP 2
These Are They Which Follow the Lamb (SATB, Organ/keyboard) Goss, John Oxford (353214X) “Anthems for Choirs I” G

Walk in Love

Sitton Trinitas G
Your Voice, O God, Calls Me By Name (SATB) Routley, Erik GIA (G-2275) 1